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Key to Mobile Wallet Adoption: Partnerships, According to Chase

Key to Mobile Wallet Adoption: Partnerships, According to Chase

by December 9, 2016 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Despite the rapid rollout by many large FIs and retailers, mobile wallet adoption among customers hasn’t gained much traction. So players like JPMorgan Chase chose a different strategy: partner with retailers and tech companies – rather than stand on their own – and appeal to merchants as much as toRead More

Tech Veteran To Lead Starbucks Into ‘Digital World’

Tech Veteran To Lead Starbucks Into ‘Digital World’

by December 2, 2016 at 11:40 am 1 comment

Starbucks is about to get even more digital. The coffee giant announced a major executive shift yesterday: longtime CEO Howard Schultz has stepped down, and will turn his focus to “innovation, design and development of Starbucks Reserve Roasteries,” the company’s new upscale brand, as an executive chairman, the company saidRead More

Swipe Your Mug, Refill, Repeat

Swipe Your Mug, Refill, Repeat

by November 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

From watches to rings to wristbands to — coffee mugs? Wearable and Internet of Things (Io) payments technology is quietly making its way into our daily routine, increasingly adding new gadgets that pay for themselves. The most recent addition is the SmartCup, created by Frank Green, a company that designsRead More

The Mobile Wallet Hierarchy of Needs

The Mobile Wallet Hierarchy of Needs

by October 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm 1 comment

At the BAI Beacon conference earlier this month, I had the opportunity to hear Ron Shevlin talk about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. He was talking about it in the context of “platformification,” but it got me to thinking about how we might leverage a similar analogy in discussing mobile wallets.Read More

As MCX Shuts Down, Chase Pay Adds Merchants

As MCX Shuts Down, Chase Pay Adds Merchants

by June 10, 2016 at 11:06 am 1 comment

Is this (finally) the end of MCX? When the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) deal with JPMorgan Chase made news last fall, it was clearly important. The country’s largest bank was teaming up with merchants, and taking on the card networks. Now it seems Chase Pay will be the only placeRead More

Chase Ready to Compete in Digital Payments, CEO Says

Chase Ready to Compete in Digital Payments, CEO Says

by June 3, 2016 at 11:48 am 1 comment

The digital payments space is crowded and competitive, but that doesn’t seem to concern JPMorgan Chase at all. Quite the opposite: the bank’s Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said at a conference yesterday that Chase will be “very competitive” when it comes to online payments and mobile wallets.   We need Chase toRead More

Chase Pay Wallet Delayed, Even Though It’s Live with a Few Partners

Chase Pay Wallet Delayed, Even Though It’s Live with a Few Partners

by May 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm 3 comments

The Chase Pay mobile wallet from JPMorgan Chase was slated for rollout in mid-2016, but it likely won’t see light of day until the fourth quarter, it emerged today at the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. The news came from Chase Commerce Solutions head of global e-commerce and large omnichannel solutions,Read More

5 Best New Financial Apps 2016

5 Best New Financial Apps 2016

by May 9, 2016 at 7:24 am 3 comments

We can all agree Credit Karma, Chase Mobile, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and PayPal aren’t leaving the Top Ten on App Annie anytime soon. But ratings and rankings aren’t everything — there’s also the cool factor. How easy is the app to use? Does it makes us feel good (evenRead More

Starbucks: Can It Get Any More Mobile Than This?

Starbucks: Can It Get Any More Mobile Than This?

by April 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

Starbucks proves, once again, that it owns mobile payments. The Seattle coffee giant now has 19 million active mobile app users in U.S. alone, Kevin Johnson, president and chief operating officer said, and mobile represented 24% of the total payments in 2Q. The company’s Mobile Order & Pay program, launchedRead More

Will ‘Star Pay’ Take Over Mobile Payments in 2016?

Will ‘Star Pay’ Take Over Mobile Payments in 2016?

by December 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm 2 comments

Starbucks owns mobile payments. No one else even comes close. So with the predicted launch of a white-labeled mobile payments solution from the Seattle-based coffee giant in 2016 — possibly to be called Star Pay — will Starbucks become the mobile payments system of choice for merchants? Probably not. While Starbucks‘s systemRead More